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A group accused of orchestrating the UK's biggest 'cash for crash' scam has been appearing at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court this morning.
86 people accused of a range of offences, including conspiracy to defraud, are due to appear during the course of the day.
Appearing in groups of 1 to 5 people, the defendants spoke only to confirm their names and dates of birth.
The Magistrate granted bail, and the group will appear at Newport Crown Court between November 4th and 6th.
86 people have been charged by detectives as part of a so called 'crash for cash' investigation into allegations of motor insurance fraud.
Detectives working with specialist insurance fraud experts in Gwent have spent two years working on the inquiry.
It is one of the largest scale investigations of its kind ever seen in Wales.
Gwent Police says 86 people have been charged in relation to an alleged 'crash for cash' scam operating out of a garage in Pengam, Blackwood, in the South Wales Valleys.
They are due to appear at Cwmbran Magistrates Court on 10 October.
Gwent Police established Operation Dino in 2011, to specifically investigate ‘crash for cash’ insurance frauds.
A Gwent Police investigation into 'crash for cash' incidents - where people deliberately crash cars to get insurance money - has led to 86 people being charged.
The charges range from conspiracy to defraud insurance companies, conspiracy to steal motor vehicles and conspiracy to money launder.